Long after the function was made available to subscribers on iOS, Twitter Blue subscribers on Android can now access podcast playback and more within the new Spaces Tab.

Announced by the official Twitter Blue account, the brand-new section is home to all manner of audio found on the social media app. Given how the Clubhouse-like Twitter Spaces have become a permanent fixture of the application, it’s no great surprise that we’d see a move into the lucrative podcast space for one of the biggest social platforms.

As we note, the redesigned Twitter Spaces tab has been available to iOS users for a little while already, but you should soon gain the ability on Android, so long as you’re happy to fork over $4.99 per month for the privilege. The new tab includes themed audio stations, existing podcasts, and any ongoing live Spaces or pre-recorded chats.

This new Spaces Tab joins a whole host of functions that are only available to Twitter Blue subscribers, including ad-free articles on sites like 9to5Google, 9to5Mac, and more. You’re also able to upload images and videos at much higher resolutions, undo sent tweets, custom icon support, plus an edit button is also coming soon for Blue subscribers. Whether you think that constitutes a $4.99 monthly fee is up to you, but it’s good to see that features are available for paying members even if they won’t affect the experience all too drastically.

It’s not clear if the initial English language limit will apply to this update on Android. On iOS, the podcasts section was only available within the Spaces Tab for Twitter Blue users with their primary language set to English.

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